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Private Key West Boat Tours

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Private boat tours in the heart of paradise

Key West Boat Trips offers the perfect launch pad for your next Key West vacation. Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a day out on one of our tour boats or spend an evening kayaking the mangroves. Choose from snorkeling, swimming, sandbar hopping, or even a sunset dinner cruise! We’ll take you to exciting destinations like Mud Keys and Boca Grande – where you may see one of Florida’s most famous resident animals: dolphins!

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Our Guided key west tour packages

Let's go to your happy place
3 hours
1 hour boat ride each way 1 hour on sandbars
4 hours
1 hour boat ride each way 2 hours on sandbars
Food: No

On this Key West boat tour, you get to see not one, but several different sandbars. We’ll take only 25 minutes to go there on our epic excursion–but we’ll stop for as long as you want at those that interest you the most. All-in-all, it’s an experience unlike anything else offered here!

See the mangrove trails of Mud Keys and go mingle with locals at Snipe Point sandbar after. You will not want this day to be over.

Starting From

$550

for up to 6 people

3 hours
30 minute boat ride each way 2 hours e-foil session
Food: No

Now you can experience surfing’s newest frontier, the electric hydrofoil surfboard on one of our Key West boat tours. Take a 30 minute boat ride to the protected area with calm and deep water. Enjoy a 2 hour session on Lift foil model 3 electric powered hydrofoil surfboard while being coached by one of our experienced captains.

Starting From

$650

for up to 2 riders
6ppl total on the boat

3 hours
1 hour boat ride each way 1 hour on sandbars
4 hours
1 hour boat ride each way 2 hours on sandbars
Food: No

If your group is larger than 6 and you have a hard time finding a boat ride to the sandbars because of the 6 passengers limit, we are here to help. You can book our 2 identical Hurricane 27 foot deck boats and our captains will drive them side by side so you can take cool photos and they will raft up the boats on the sandbars so you can enjoy and share this amazing time together.

Starting From

$1,100

for up to 12 people

2 hours
Food: No

Sunset Cruise in Key West! We are headed to the sandbar and beyond, our skipper will take us out for a private boat tour into the backcountry waters. Watch as we anchor over the sandbar, reaching deep enough for you to jump from just above waist high water and get some awesome pics with the sun setting behind you – it’s really something special.

Starting From

$450

for up to 6 people

3 hours
Food: Yes

This Key West Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy beautiful scenery and a fresh seafood dinner with wonderful friends or family. The whole cruise experience includes an experienced captain taking you to the best location in Key West, with him cooking while you play in shallow turquoise water. You will thoroughly enjoy this unique adventure that people never forget.

Starting From

$750

for up to 6 people

3 hours
Food: Yes

This Key West Lunch Cruise starts off by getting on a boat ride that will drift through the beautiful backcountry waters. The boat will dock at its very own sandbar location where you are free to walk around or have an enjoyable swim in clear, shallow water. After snorkeling or simply staying on the boat, we will serve you freshly made lunch!

Starting From

$650

for up to 6 people

2 hours
Food: No

Mud Keys Mangrove Safari will have you feeling like a world explorer in our own backyard. After getting onto the boat, we’ll take you for a 30-minute cruise of backcountry waters to Mud Key Sanctuary! Upon arriving there, enjoy nature surrounding you and take pictures while soaking up the sun. You can walk around on the sandbar and swim if you’d like or just soak in all the gorgeous sights the area has to offer.

Starting From

$450

for up to 6 people

4 hours
Food: No

If you are looking for some beach time on a remote island far far away – this boat trip is for you. Stop on the way for sponge garden snorkeling in just 5 feet of water. At the Boca Grande destination, you’ll take a break from your phone as you will not have any service there. Walk down the beach and enjoy looking at the beautiful turquoise colors of the water surrounding you. If you will feel like exploring further – we will take you near the neighboring islands Woman Key and Ballast Key for some more breathtaking sights. 

Starting From

$700

for up to 6 people

30-45 minute boat ride each way
1.5-2 hours anchored on the sandbar​

Let us bring your family to that magical Key West beach that seems to only exist in calendars and magazines. Sit back, relax, and let the professional captains at Key West Boat Trips take you on backcountry excursion that you’ll never forget. With dozens of world-class destinations, just a short boat ride away, you’ll see why it’s one of the best things to do in Key West.

Starting From

$350

30-45 minute boat ride each way
1.5-2 hours anchored on the sandbar​

Let us bring your family to that magical Key West beach that seems to only exist in calendars and magazines. Sit back, relax, and let the professional captains at Key West Boat Trips take you on backcountry excursion that you’ll never forget. With dozens of world-class destinations, just a short boat ride away, you’ll see why it’s one of the best things to do in Key West.

Starting From

$350

2 Hours
30-45 minute boat ride each way
1.5-2 hours anchored on the sandbar​
Availability : Year Round

Let us bring your family to that magical Key West beach that seems to only exist in calendars and magazines. Sit back, relax, and let the professional captains at Key West Boat Trips take you on backcountry excursion that you’ll never forget. With dozens of world-class destinations, just a short boat ride away, you’ll see why it’s one of the best things to do in Key West.

Starting From

$59.95

what our clients say

Based on 55 reviews.
Jmsdrln
Jmsdrln
2021-06-27
AMAZING private sunset cruise Beat last minute experience ever!! I don’t have enough room to say all the good things about these people. More like friends going out fo a boat ride. Just my daughter and I. Very responsive and friendly Memory that will last a lifetime!!
mercury343
mercury343
2021-06-19
Awesome Key West Boat Trip Our family had an awesome boat trip with Key West Boat Trips and Captain Turtle. Me, my husband, 12 year old daughter and 71 year old parents all had a blast. Captain Turtle was very informative, personable and fun. He had a great play list and sound system, comfy boat, shade and sun both, and took us to swim and snorkel around sand flats and also gave us a guided tour through the mangroves. He even spotted a giant loggerhead turtle while we were speeding back, which we got to stop and watch. Also saw a bat ray, shark and lobster 🙂 All around great experience, we highly recommend Key West Boat Trips!
Lightning Nela
Lightning Nela
2021-06-17
Fun on a sandbar We live in Key west and have been going on trips with Pawel or Turtle for last two years. It’s always a great time for the whole family. It’s the best way to explore and enjoy backcountry Key west waters. We definitely will book again ! Thank you Pawel and Turtle.
abcchick
abcchick
2021-06-12
Highlight of our trip! We took a sandbar tour with Captain Turtle, and it was the highlight of our trip! Captain Turtle was great, the boat was nice and clean, and it was a great size for our family of 4. We loved getting out on the water and seeing all of the gorgeous water. The ride was really smooth. We stopped at the Mud Keys and then Snipes Point. Snipes was our absolute favorite. Crystal clear water in a 360 view. Pictures don’t do it justice. If we return to Key West I’d do this trip every day! I highly recommend this as a way to get out on the water.
Denise S
Denise S
2021-06-09
Fun for All My family and I enjoyed a private boating excursion. Cpt Turtle provided an enjoyable experience felt the whole family!
Kelly V
Kelly V
2021-05-01
Pawel and the surroundings were amazing! Pawel was amazing! He was so genuine, respectful to the surroundings to us. There were 6 ladies and he allowed us to get off the boat during the sunset to enjoy how amazing the scenery and wildlife was. I highly recommend booking this especially with Pawel!
Nick
Nick
2021-04-25
Awesome Captains, sandbars, and sunset Had an absolute blast on the boat with a couple friends and was able to hit a few awesome spots. Great sandbars to check out and an incredible sunset to top it off. Capt. Turtle was great. We had a lot of fun with him and he was very accommodating and flexible for the group. I would definitely recommend this group to anyone looking to explore some unique areas and catch a sunset out on the water.
Dani R
Dani R
2021-04-25
Don’t miss Unreal experience! We went one day with Captain Pavel, who arranged a perfect afternoon for us which included some local spots that really made the trip. We loved it so much we rebooked for the next day. Captain Turtle took us day 2 to completely new spots and showed us the best sunset we’ve seen down here. Amazing company, people, and experience.
Scott
Scott
2021-04-25
A must when in Key West I have been down in Key West for a month with friends and this has by far been the best thing we have done. They are super accommodating and made the experience extremely memorable. I can't recommend this enough if you are looking to get on a boat for the day and have a good time.
Adam
Adam
2021-04-25
Best boat day in keys yet Had a great day on the boat with Pavel yesterday. He was very accommodating and helped us schedule last minute to have a Saturday afternoon out on the water. He took us to really picturesque Mud Key where we were able to swim and explore before giving the option for us to extend our trip and go to the Sandbar which was just as cool and an amazing time. The boat was super clean and fun to cruise around on a nice day in key west. We will 100% be having another boat day through these guys and would recommend to anyone looking for a fun day out on the water with a knowledgeable and cool captain.

Key West Boat Trip Destinations

Mud Keys

This destination is only a short boat ride away. After just 30 minutes boat riding, we arrive at a mangrove maze made out of series of islands approximately 11 miles northeast of Key West. We will park our boat somewhere knee deep shallow, over a nice sandy bottom – so you can walk around and take pictures, swim or snorkel in turquoise water and sandbars.

Boca Grande

Do you want to see some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches? If so, then the Key West National Wildlife Refuge Island is one stop that should not be missed. It has a gorgeous natural beach and is 15 miles west of Key West. On your way there, you may spot dolphins playing in the water! We can also stop at the sponge garden off one of the islands for some snorkeling. The water here is only 5 feet deep, perfect for families who are looking for an adventure without getting too deep!

Snipe Point

The sandbar at Snipe Point is a popular destination for locals who spend their weekends boating. This island, often called “Snipes” – is extremely hard to find so boat rentals are unlikely to invade your space. You will be surrounded by locals and their families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life on this gorgeous beach area.

Boat Rental Vs Key West Boat Trips

Private boat tours are a great way to see the Florida Keys! The shallow waters can be dangerous for first timers, so it’s best if you let us do the driving! 🙂

Basic Boat Rental

  • Half day $450 plus fuel average cost of deck boat rental
  • Boating experience necessary
  • Very plain and basic boat with low HP motor
  • High risk of running aground in very shallow waters therefore possibility of extra cost to cover damages
  • Credit card hold for $1000+ to cover potential damages
  • Not likely to get to pretty locations as it takes knowledge of local waterways
  • You'll need to fill up the cooler with beverages

Key West Boat Trips

  • Half day $600 with fuel included
  • No previous boating experience needed
  • High end premium boat with 300HP motor
  • With the experienced captain driving no risk of
    running aground
  • No additional security deposits or credit card holds
  • Guaranteed to go to the prettiest destinations around
  • Cooler full of bottled waters and sodas topped
    with ice included

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

It has a flushable marine toilet for liquids only. The boat also has fresh water rinse so you can rinse yourself from salt water.

To some extent – yes. Sometimes we will have to because the weather isn’t always ideal and we want to stay in shallow, calm waters to keep the trip enjoyable.

No. All our trips are private. Just you, your loved ones and our captain.

Absolutely. Our boat has a premium amplified 9 speaker audio system and you can play music from your phone via Bluetooth.

We have an iced cooler with bottled waters and sodas. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks, beers and snacks.

Unfortunately not. We are limited to 6 passengers per our license and each child counts as one just like adults.

Yes. We can subcontract another boat for you with another captain from a trusted vendor. We would run side by side and raft up on the sandbar so you can spend that time together.

There is always a chance for that and we often do, however we can’t promise that you’ll see them because they swim around freely and do not hang out in the same place.

We do not. We are not a fishing charter and we think that our boat is just too pretty to have smelly fish guts all over it.

48hrs before the scheduled boat trip to get a full refund if you happen to change your plans. All our trips are weather permitting so we reserve the right to cancel your trip if we don’t think that conditions are safe – in this case you would get full refund also.

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